Living Well with Prostate Cancer Course for Highlands & Islands

Service details

Living Well with Prostate Cancer Course

Start Date: 1st Jul 2024

End Date: 31st Jul 2024

Street Address: Online

City: Run by Maggie's Highlands

Country: Scotland

Join our Living Well with Prostate Cancer Course for the Highlands & Islands. It’s a weekly online course for men having treatment for prostate cancer or when treatment has finished. It’s completely free of charge.

  • Start Date: Next start date in 2024 to be confirmed
  • Time: 1pm to 2.30pm

Finding out you have prostate cancer or living with prostate cancer can change your life. We’ve teamed up with Maggie’s Highlands to make sure there’s help available when you need it most. It’s also an opportunity to meet men in a similar situation to share experiences. The online course is primarily aimed at men living in the Highlands & Islands. It may however, be accessible to others living in rural areas and unable to attend their local course in person.

We know from speaking to men who have had prostate cancer that dealing with the side-effects of the treatment can often be more challenging than expected. We also know that having prostate cancer can impact many areas of your life from relationships to finances and everything in between.

Our Living Well with Prostate Cancer course is free of charge and tackles some of the things that are not easy when you are having treatment for prostate cancer or when your treatment is finished.

More about our course

On our course you’ll:

  • hear from experts
  • meet others in a similar situation
  • learn about ways to manage your side-effects
  • get tips to help you live well with prostate cancer

You’ll meet at the same time each week online, covering a different topic each time. A session will last around an hour and a half. At the end of the course we’ll ask you to tell us what you thought. It’s important we know if it’s been helpful for you, and you might also have thoughts about what else would have been useful.

The course is part of our COMPASS project which aims to help men across Scotland navigate prostate cancer and disease through a range of support and well-being services.

How do I join?

All you need to do is get in touch with our partners Maggie’s Highlands and they’ll register you on the course.

What you’ll be talking about each week

Week 1 – Introductions and dealing with fatigue

Fatigue is very common in men with prostate cancer and it can affect many aspects of life. On this first week we’ll look at fatigue and discuss ways to help manage it.

Week 2 – Managing urinary problems

Urinary problems are common. We’ll look at the various symptoms and discuss how to manage them.

Week 3 – Understanding the side-effects of prostate cancer treatments

Whether you are having hormone therapy or a different treatment, you may have questions about how it is affecting you. On this week we’ll discuss and answer any questions you have.

Week 4 – Exploring erectile dysfunction and relationships

Treatments for prostate cancer can impact various aspects of your sexual function and emotional connections in relationships. We’ll provide information, offer practical tips and discuss treatments and support available.

Week 5 – Eating well

Eating well plays an important role in our overall health and it is even more important after a prostate cancer diagnosis. We’ll discuss which foods may boost your immunity, strength and health.

Week 6 – Keeping up the momentum and looking ahead

This week is a chance to review what we’ve covered in the course and how it might help you going forward.

Week 7 – Catching up

Optional but a great opportunity to regroup and see how everyone is getting on.

Further support

We’ll give you a handout at the end of each week summarising the topic covered. We’ll signpost you to places where you can get more information. Our guest speakers and experts may also suggest further resources to you. At Maggie’s Highlands, through our COMPASS partnership, you can also speak to a Cancer Support Specialist

Ready to join?

Get in touch with our partners Maggie’s Highlands and they’ll register you on the course.

Our partnership with Maggie’s Highlands

Maggie’s Highlands centre was built in 2005. It’s a round, sculptural building with an incredibly striking, green copper roof. The spiral of both the building and garden creates an embrace of warmth and safety whilst offering openness and light – perfect for the delivery of cancer support.

Our partnership with Maggie’s Highlands began in 2020. We’re delighted to continue into our fifth year of working together.

Maggie’s Registered Office is at : Maggie’s, The Gatehouse, 10 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6PA
Registered Charity Number: SC024414. The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee Company Number: SC162451